Leffe Royale - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
33 cl bottle Poured into my lost abbey stemware glass
Very nice colour, deep golden, light amber with a huge three finger head on top, white in colour, thick and creamy. Very good retention after losing its 2/3 of height. Average activity in the glass.
Light aroma of dark fruits and yeast , cinnamon
Taste is quite sweet and fruity, mostly dark fruits, plums, cinnamon ,some raisins too, with a slighty metalic aftertaste.
Medium body and high carbonation. Quite dry on the palate. Alcohol very well hidden. A good all day beer
03-29-2013 19:53:08 | More by beerpirates
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
Presentation: Brown bottle, 330 ml. The neck and the crown cap are wrapped with golden foil, bearing some crowns on it.
ABV 7,5%. Poured into a tulip at home.
Very nice colour, deep golden, very close to orange to be more specific, with a huge three finger head on top, white in colour, thick and creamy. Very good retention after losing its 2/3 of height. Average activity in the glass.
Light aroma of dark fruits and yeast.
Taste is quite sweet and fruity, mostly dark fruits, plums, some raisins too, with a slighty metalic aftertaste.
Medium body and high carbonation. Quite dry on the palate. Alcohol very well hidden.
A good beer but a bit overpriced for what it offers.
01-12-2013 23:19:16 | More by Douberd
3.13/5 rDev -16.3%
Poured in Orval glass. Light amber colour, with off-white head that shrinks fast to a small layer with some little islands.
Smell has big banana, cloves, some artificial fruit candy, yeast and some malts. Big and bold, but not really my thing. Would be better if it was slightly more subtle.
Taste: cloves. A lot of them. Some yeast, followed by a nice bitterness. Then some malts, and fruits (dried apricots). Not bad, but not very complex and very in-your-face on the cloves.
Mouth is medium, nice carbonation, just the right amount of tickling on the tongue. Very drinkable.
This is not a bad beer, but it has a very pronounced profile that you'd really have to be into to fully enjoy this beer. I'm not, and I could do with more subtlety and complexity.
12-14-2012 20:00:38 | More by Maakun
4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Duvel Tulip.
Pours a nice bright prance color, similar to a west coast style DIPA with that glowing orange hue to it. BIg head that recedes rather quickly, but leaves some lacing down the glass. Aroma is strong baked apples, clove spice, and some caramelized orange peel/ candied orange peel. Has a pastry like bready quality to it. Malty but also nicely acidic with a clean and crisp finish. Mouthfeel could be a little brighter, more along the lines of a Duvel would be ideal. Has medium carbonation but high carbonation really would do this beer better. Great for pairing with foods, and probably as versatile as hefeweizens in the beer and food world. Overall, this is a nice brew, worth grabbing a bottle or two. I believe it comes in 6 packs, at least here in switzerland, but the champagne bottle format is really cool, especially with the blacked out bottle and gold foil.
12-07-2012 21:43:29 | More by Augustiner719
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
330ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice.
A: Pours a dark orange almost orange color forming a very creamy yellow head. Many lacings are formed and left in the glass
S: Smells like a Leffe blond. Very sweet in the nose with strong notes of honey, caramel, caramel malts. Very bready yeasts. Quite spicy with strong notes of cloves and perhaps vanilla. Light flowery hops and some light notes of alcohol
T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel malts, honey, bread. Spicy! Strong notes of cloves. In overall, a sweet beer, Belgian style. Mild hoppy bitterness in the end. A little bit metallic
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. A little bit molasses. Balanced Belgian bittersweet profile
O: Good drinkability. Strong Leffe personality. Smooth beer. Recommended
11-03-2012 18:13:37 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
Listed as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale but it looks more like a quad, maybe even a bit light for that. It has a golden caramel color with a thin, soft off-white head that leaves a bit of sticky lace. Smell is caramel, coriander, and a slight hop floral smell. The taste is dominated by the caramel, with a slightly drier woody aftertaste. Basically, what the smell smells the taste delivers, so no surprises there. Mouthfeel is a lightly carbonated with a nice substantial stickiness that coats the tongue. Overall, a good beer. Pretty drinkable and nicely balanced. I've always liked Leffe's blonde and if you like that, you'll like this more.
09-18-2012 23:01:16 | More by roblowther
Leffe Royale from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.